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Video Critique: K’Naan-Wavin’ Flag

K’Naan’s song “Wavin Flag” is one of the most inspirational songs I have ever heard. In fact, the song is actually the anthem song for the FIFA world cup. The video, which featured Will.i.am and David Guetta, I thought was a really good video. The video showed some of the slums and street areas of Somalia where K,Naan grew up.He also included family members and other Somali natives in the video as well. The video to me was a metaphor which showed K’Naan once living in poverty, struggling to eat, to the position of success he is in now.

The video does a great job of showing the struggle that not only K’Naan went through but others Somalis go through as well. One part of the video I love, K’Naan mentions in quote “We patiently wait for that faithful day, it’s not far away but for now we say.” It shows K’Naan writing music in the studio, waiting for his chance to become successful and to get a chance to have his music heard by others around the world. The video was overall a really good video and it did a great job of telling the same story that the song told.

link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amXeJrA-wDc

 

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